To accomplish anything of significance, it helps to know a few things and to create a plan.Read more "Gracian on the knowledge and planning"
The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian is unlike any book you are likely to find on bookshelves today.Read more "The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian"
I just finished the book Siddharta by Nobel Laureate, Hermann Hesse. For a book that’s only 150 pages or so, this book sure packs a punch. If you are at all interested in Eastern thought or Buddhism, I highly recommend this book. It brings up so many great ideas, some of which I’ll discuss below.Read more "Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse"
Things were much simpler in the old days. The ancients didn’t categorize everything into the many fields and specialties that we have today; they didn’t even have the scientific method. There was just the unknown and the people who investigated it. There were supernatural explanations (religion) and rational ones (philosophy). “Natural philosophy” later became all […]Read more "Philosophy and science"
Philosophy is the bedrock on which all else of significance can be built. When you understand how the world works, your place in it, and why you believe what you do, greater things become possible.Read more "Philosophy is the bedrock"
“Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.” Plato “…A philosopher… has…[a] structure of thought unified by a purpose for his own life and for mankind.” Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy, p. 141Read more "Who is a philosopher?"
Many people today would say that philosophy is useless in our scientific world, yet nothing can be further from the truth. If anything, we need philosophy now more than ever.Read more "Why is philosophy important?"
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. –Albert Einstein The word “philosophy” comes from Greek and means “love of wisdom.” Wisdom and knowledge are not the same thing. With the Internet, it is relatively easy to be knowledgeable today; however, knowledge is just a tool. Unless you […]Read more "What is philosophy?"